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Over 200 tutoring hours

Sheri F.

Fairfax, VA

$45/hour

Serving up Creative and Catered Spanish Lessons

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Background check passed as of 12/20/13
5.0 average from 73 ratings
A gem
— Sue, Falls Church, VA on 2/23/15

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About Sheri

In addition to speaking Spanish at home and studying Spanish in school, I am fluent due to watching TV and movies, listening to music, talking to friends, and traveling in Central and South America.

I analyze the strengths and weaknesses of all of my students and I find methods to work for each individual. I have a teacher membership with several sites that will enable students to practice and perfect their Spanish at home at their convenience. Having memberships gives me the ability to create specific lessons tailored to the needs of each student. These resources also give students more independence in the learning process.

Growing up with an uncle with autism and two younger siblings with learning disabilities, I became very conscious of the fact that every person learns in a different way.

I consider myself a mentor, not a tutor. The word tutor comes from a root word meaning "guardian, watcher." The word mentor has roots meaning "advisor." It isn't my style to stand over students, but rather it is to guide them in the right direction.
In addition to speaking Spanish at home and studying Spanish in school, I am fluent due to watching TV and movies, listening to music, talking to friends, and traveling in Central and South America.

I analyze the strengths
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Travels within 18 miles of Fairfax, VA 22032
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In-person lessons

"A gem"

- Sue, Falls Church, VA on 2/23/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Carla, Arlington, VA on 4/5/13

"Great tutor and very flexible in schedule"

- Rajesh, Fairfax, VA on 2/3/13
Sheri replied on 12/29/2013

Thank you very much for your kind words. Every time I meet with a student, I analyze his or her strengths and weaknesses and then I share them, and suggestions to improve weaknesses, with the student when I submit the lesson. My hope is that each student will learn why he or she is struggling and then has access to resources and tools that help improve weak areas. I enjoy seeing your son's improvement each time.

Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

Grammar and Vocabulary - I have extensive knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary from studying Spanish for over 10 years. I can help people looking to improve in Spanish for school.

Speaking and Oral Comprehension- I have researched language acquisition and have mastered making Spanish sounds that don't exist in English and a neutral Spanish accent. I thoroughly understand ways to make conversation in Spanish flow and come naturally.

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A gem — Sheri tutored my daughter in Spanish 2. She went out of her way to motivate my daughter and build her confidence. She looked for ways to help her to connect with the subject matter. My daughter really likes her and I will definitely call her again when needed. Sheri is very sweet, smart, flexible and reliable. I feel lucky to have found her. ...

— Sue, Falls Church, VA on 2/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Sheri will travel within 18 miles of Fairfax, VA 22032.